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The United States expects Japan to work with Washington in bolstering deterrence to ensure peace across the Taiwan Strait amid China’s growing military pressure on Taipei, White House coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell suggested Tuesday.

While acknowledging that Japan has no intention to take provocative actions or “stick its finger in China’s eye,” Campbell said at an online event hosted by The Financial Times that Tokyo “wants to state clearly that it is behind the status quo (on the Taiwan situation).”

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